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What Is Glucosamine?

Glucosamine, also known as chitosamine or glucosamine sulfate, is a compound that occurs naturally in the body and is made up of glucose and the amino acid, glutamine.The body needs glucosamine in order to produce glycosaminoglycan, which is a molecule employed in the repair and formation of body tissues, including cartilage. Glucosamine is very effective in alleviating pain caused by osteoarthritis, renewing synovial fluid, repairing joints and rehabilitating cartilage that has been damaged due to the onse...

 


Do Anti Aging Supplements Really Work?

Recognized and self-appointed health experts vary in their opinions on whether anti-aging supplements really work. You might assume that it would be certified health and medical experts taking one stand, for or against anti-aging supplements, and those claiming to be experts taking an opposite stance. If only it were that easy.If opinions on the subject were more clearly divided, it would make it easier for many consumers to decide whether or not to take supplements touted as aging cures. Most of us would r...

 


Tea And Iron Absorption

I was having dinner with friends last night and the waitress was asking if we would like tea to go with our meal. One of my friends highlighted that his wife read somewhere that it is not good to drink tea with meal as it reduces the iron intake from our meal. I found it quite interesting and when I woke up this morning, I googled to see if I can find any information regarding this. It wasn't difficult to find information in the internet at all nowadays - as long as you spend some time on it. The search re...

 


Coral Calcium - A Dietary Suppliment

Coral calcium is used as a dietary supplement. Taking in enough calcium everyday is an essential part of keeping your body healthy, and if you do not take in enough calcium through your regular diet, calcium supplements are a very good idea. Calcium supplements come in an incredible variety of forms from a great array of manufacturers. Coral calcium supplements are one of the options.Coral calcium is different from other supplemental calcium sources because of where it comes from. As you might guess from th...

 


Important Vitamins and Supplements for Women

It is no secret that women have different vitamin and mineral needs than men. A good example of this is Omega 3 fatty acids. Although both men and women take Omega 3 for better health and longer living, women may experience further benefits from adding more Omega 3's to their diets or by taking supplements containing DHA Omega 3. Studies have found that women who eat fish at least once a week or women who take omega 3 supplements are 35-40 percent less likely to develop depression and other mood disorders. ...

 


Zinc... Nature's most precious metal

Think before you Zinc!Zinc, often described as the most ubiquitous trace element in the body, is of great importance in human nutrition. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that up to 80% of western society may be mildly zinc deficient. More severe zinc deficiency can be seen in developing countries where the population eats less meat and more vegetables. Who is at risk?In Western society moderate to severe zinc deficiency is restricted to certain groups. These include the elderly who have a redu...

 


Fish To Eat And Fish To Avoid

Everyone knows fish is good for you. It's low in saturated fat, and it makes you smart. So it's no wonder consumers are confused by headlines warning fish eaters of impending doom.In late 2002, a San Francisco Chronicle headline warned that eating fish can be risky because of the high content of mercury in some deep-water fish. A physician in Northern California had discovered that wealthy individuals eating expensive fish, such as swordfish and tuna, were putting themselves at risk for mercury poisoning --...

 


New Light On The Sunshine Vitamin!

Most people reading this will be surprised about the association of vitamin D and reduced rates of cancer, resistance to tuberculosis, flu, and others. The thought is that vitamin D is for osteoporosis. A condition known as rickets and bone degeneration are both recognized for being caused by vitamin D deficiency. The fame of cod liver oil rests primarily on its ability to prevent these conditions. The early link between vitamin D and bone health has remained the primary one for this vitamin. One stran...

 


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